The Roundtable Forum features a presentation format that initially proved successful in 1998 as a "closed door" investor session for a major conference company. Developed by Jane Halsey, the sessions were a direct response to her belief that managers and investors do not typically benefit from the traditional and extremely anonymous podium format adopted by most conference companies.
Utilizing the same format for which the Roundtable Forum is renowned today, she sought to create an environment in which investors could meet with multiple managers in small, informal groups where, similar to private meetings, spontaneous dialogue and genuine interest and understanding results. Investor response was overwhelmingly positive.
The popularity of this dynamic and interactive format culminated in the launch of the Inaugural Hedge Fund Managers Roundtable Forum in May of 1999. The Forum was extremely well received.
Since it's inception there have been a total of 48 Forums in New York, London, Geneva and Zurich, featuring over 700 managers and their funds. Today, the Forum is widely regarded as the alternative investment industry's leading independent capital introduction event.